Underground nuclear bunker on sale for £550,000 hides three luxury apartments

A Grade II listed bunker built in 1951 during the Cold War has been completely transformed into a series of stunning apartments – and they even still have the original reinforced doors and walls

This nuclear bunker up for sale may look like any other from the outside, but on the inside, it hides three luxury apartments.

The Grade II listed building in the seaside area of Shrublands Road, Mistley, Essex, was built in 1951 during the Cold War.

It was originally designed to serve as the communications ‘hub’ of the county in the event of an attack.

Now, it has been carefully restored and converted into a series of luxury apartments – one four-bed and two three-beds.

Developers at BuildVantage have created the homes over two floors, centred around a beautiful light-filled atrium.

All three still have the original reinforced doors and walls made from military-grade tank steel and protected by thick reinforced concrete walls, and one of the properties even features an original ventilation system housed behind a glass wall.

The homes have a luxurious feel with Italian marble bathrooms, granite worktops and underfloor heating.

And each apartment comes with its own off-road parking and enclosed garden.

The properties are a stone’s throw from the historic village of Mistley and its train station, which has direct links to London Liverpool Street.

Mistley offers various local shops, a popular restaurant and train station whilst the walk to Manningtree will take you along the picturesque River Stour and lead you into the town centre where you can discover various local shops, eateries and other amenities.

The properties were originally listed individually with prices starting at £550,000 but are now being sold together at auction.

The auction, through Allsop, will take place on 9 November.

Property agent Max Turner from Savills in Ipswich said: “Effortlessly stylish, the developers have found the perfect balance of combining modern-day luxury with restored original features to create an extraordinary transformation.

“It’s a truly unique development – connecting the past and present in a landmark building that’s part of the area’s heritage and which will of course make a great talking point when friends and family visit.

“We’ve already received a lot of very positive feedback and people are obviously interested in the bunker’s history, but it also ticks a lot of the boxes that buyers are continuing to look for – tucked away on the edge of the village with plenty of access to outdoor space, yet within a short distance of shops, restaurants and the nearby station.”